Vincenzo Montella ready to walk away from Fiorentina if they sell their star man.
Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella has threatened to resign as manager of the Serie A club if a mooted deal to take star player Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea goes ahead, report the Express, with the Blues reportedly having tabled an offer of £20.5 million for the flying Colombian winger.
That particular offer is still £6m short of Cuadrado’s release clause in Florence, but whilst talks are ongoing between the two clubs as to the possibility of the Colombian moving to the Premier League, talk of the highly rated Montella throwing in the towels has spooked Fiorentina chiefs who are not keen on losing their manager.
Chelsea are gearing up to allow at least one of Mohamed Salah and Andre Schurrle to leave Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window as long as they can bring in one top class replacement, with Cuadrado and Shakhtar Donetsk star Douglas Costa leading the way.
Cuadrado would certainly be an exciting buy for Chelsea fans, with his exhilarating performances alongside James Rodriguez at the summer World Cup for Colombia still fresh in the memory, but it would appear that Montella may have thrown a spanner in the works.